November 2018

Fender

ARTICLES

Cory Wong: The Sound of Joy

November 6, 2018
Funky, fluent, and fun, the modern rhythm guitar star from Vulfpeck steps into the groove of his buoyant new solo album, The Optimist.
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Rig Rundown: Lynyrd Skynyrd [2018]

October 31, 2018
The Southern rock guitar army of cofounder Gary Rossington and longtimers Rickey Medlocke and Mark Matejka tells the stories behind their vintage guitars, high-powered amps, and classic approach to tone.
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Fender and Jimmy Page Announce Signature Model Telecasters

October 30, 2018
Two models will be made on Fender’s production lines, and two will be produced in the Fender Custom Shop.
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Rig Rundown: Minus the Bear [2018]

October 24, 2018
Before the storied math-rock outfit rides off into the sunset, Jake Snider, bassist Cory Murchy, and looper-extraordinaire Dave Knudson give us one last glimpse at how they build their fascinating, IDM-inspired textures.
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Rig Rundown: Shakey Graves

October 17, 2018
The Austin singer-songwriter generates a retro-hip vibe with ’60s-style guitars, small-but-mighty amps, and a pair of pedalboards.
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Quick Hit: Fender Rumble Studio 40

October 15, 2018
A feature-packed practice amp for low enders, with an impressive network of connections.
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Rig Rundown: FIDLAR

October 10, 2018
These DIY punkers prove you don’t need custom axes and pyrotechnics to spark a mosh pit and a good time.
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Vintage Vault: 1962 Fender Telecaster Fiesta Red

October 10, 2018
A candy-colored and road-worn Tele with a few rare turns, including an ash body.
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Rig Rundown: Ben Harper and Jason Mozersky

October 3, 2018
Get inside the sounds of one of the most revered slide players on the planet as he goes deep on lap steels, his philosophy on tone, and his mythical Dumbles.
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Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger: The "Woo" Factor

September 27, 2018
With cranked amps, big riffs, and a fleet of new and vintage Gibsons, the hard-rocking duo shoots for thrills on their new Nick Raskulinecz-produced album, Vicious.
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Rig Rundown: Pokey LaFarge

September 26, 2018
The Americana stylist and his band favor a minimalist approach to create their throwback sounds.
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Greta Van Fleet: Sounds Like Freedom

September 25, 2018
The band exploded onto the rock scene in 2017 before they had even made a full album. Now, three Michigan brothers and their best friend are releasing their debut LP, Anthem of the Peaceful Army.
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Rig Rundown: Henry Kaiser's Five Times Surprise

September 19, 2018
A studio visit with the new gear-heavy improv/art-rock supergroup that includes Henry Kaiser, Andy West, and Anthony Pirog.
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PG Jams: Jason Mraz and Molly Miller

September 10, 2018
The nylon-string-loving Grammy winner talks about his secret songwriting club and, together with two bandmates, plays unique renditions of tracks from his latest album, Know.
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Fender Releases the Engager Boost, Pelt Fuzz, and Full Moon Distortion Pedals

September 6, 2018
The new pedals feature all-original circuits designed by in-house experts.
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Rig Rundown: Whitey Morgan and the 78's

September 5, 2018
The modern country outlaws follow only a few rules: beefy Teles, American-voiced amps, and a healthy addiction to compression and phaser.
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Fender Marine Layer Review

September 5, 2018
An affordable, well-made reverb pedal that nails vintage tones and dips into the ethereal.
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Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis and Andy Molholt: Guitar Heroes

September 4, 2018
With a fleet of overdrive pedals and workhorse guitars, this 6-string tag team shines an angular, abrasive—yet highly melodic—spotlight on rock’s possible future on the new album, Twerp Verse.
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Rig Rundown: Todd Rundgren

August 29, 2018
The multi-instrumentalist, producer, and all-around sonic shaman explains the origin story on his No. 1 “Foamy," discusses fixing Clapton’s “Fool” SG, and reveals how he stays musically energized after nearly 50 years.
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Rig Rundown: Joe Bonamassa [2018]

August 22, 2018
One of blues-rock’s biggest draws walks us through his staggering setup of Dumbles and signature tweed combos, holy grail Les Pauls and Fenders, and just a handful of off-the-rack pedals.
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